While most of Florida was anxiously watching Tropical Storm Isaac’s projected track on Friday, four more guys were apparently looking for any port in a storm.
The men were busted for exposing themselves in an attempt to engage in sex with undercover deputies on the trails at Caspersen Beach Park in Venice, according to a news release from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.
And the undercover deputies were hot on their trails.
The men, Glenn Orthaus, 48, of San Antonio TX; John L. Clark, 48, of Venice; David Hoffa, 74, of Englewood, and Daniel Sukel, 80, of Venice, all reportedly sought undercover deputies for sex along the park’s many trails.
Before Orthaus allegedly exposed himself, he asked the man he encountered along a trail if he were a cop. When the undercover deputy told him ‘no, Orthaus then allegedly exposed himself to the deputy, according to the arrest affidavit from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.
Tip: Undercover agents usually do not admit to being lawmen.
Daniel P. Sukel, 80, approached the undercover detective at a picnic table near a canoe launch wearing a yellow polo shirt and black brief undies, asking the detective if he was the type of person who liked to talk — or liked to play — at the park, the record stated.
When the detective answered ‘play,” Sukel reportedly said he was was going hiking down a trail.
He should have just taken a hike.
When the detective asked him Sukel if he wanted company, Sukel invited the him to join him.
Upon reaching a more heavily wooded area of the trail, the detective then asked Sukel if he liked to play, according to the affidavit.
Sukel replied “Yeah, sure. Men, women, it doesn’t matter,” before exposing himself to the detective, according to the affidavit.